How Do You Live? (Japanese language, 1937, Shinchosha) 5 stars

How Do You Live? (Japanese: 君たちはどう生きるか, Hepburn: Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka) is a 1937 …

A discret but bold invitation to reflect to how we live

5 stars

Despite having been written in first half of the 20th century, this book and its content resonate with questions one still faces nowadays. Under the appearance of being a book about the kind and caring relationship of a teenager boy and his uncle, it reveals itself to be invitation to look at life (the life, the lives, our life, etc.) from a different perspective and to look at it with kindness and courage. This book is not an elitist one: it is an easy read (the simple words and the length make it very accessible) but its content is not less valuable and powerful.